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Thursday, July 29, 2010

RWA - Day 2

Day two at RWA National dawned bright and beautiful...and early!  The four of us are sharing a room here at the Dolphin.  Four women...and all their "stuff"...in one room with two double (not queen) beds.  Can you say "cozy?"

PJ was up and out of the room early to volunteer at the conference registration desk.  PJ hereIf you're going to conference, I highly recommend volunteering at the registration desk.  It's a lot of fun and a  great place to meet everyone checking in for the conference.  Lots of hugging going on there yesterday morning! 

Gannon was off early to meet her friend, author Geri Krotow for breakfast.  Geri and Gannon's husband were classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy.  Geri's living in Moscow now and flew in for the conference.  Great opportunity to catch up with old friends!

Christine Wells, PJ, Anna Campbell
Lunch yesterday was a rip-roaring good time with two of our favorite Aussies, Anna Campbell and Christine Wells.  Conversation was non-stop and sprinkled liberally uproarious laughter.  It's impossible to be in their company without plenty of smiles and laughter.

After lunch, we met up with two more of our favorite authors, Teresa Medeiros and Eloisa James - two of the nicest women you'll ever meet.  Over sodas and cookies, we chatted about books, kids, pets, Eloisa's year in Paris and what's coming next from both authors.  Eloisa has a new (fabulous) book out this week called A Kiss at Midnight and Teresa's next book, The Devil Wears Plaid will be released August 24th.   

Last night from 5:30 to 7:30 was the Literacy Signing and people started lining up at 3:00!   Lots of great romance authors in the central Florida area!  We made the rounds, bought some books and took lots of photos.  PJ's niece, Jenn (who guest reviews for us) and her sister-in-law, Kitty live in the area and joined us for the book signing.  We all had a wonderful time (though our sore feet are still screaming).  lol

After the signing, we all headed over to the party thrown by the authors of The Goddess Blogs: Karen Hawkins, Claudia Dain, Sabrina Jeffries, Suzanne Enoch, Madeline Hunter, Rachel Gibson, Karen Rose, Lori Handeland and Julia London and Nicole Jordan (hostesses in absentia). There we ran into old freinds and made lots of new ones as we circulated the room sporting our new fashion statement - hot pink tiaras!

After capping off the day with the Epcot fireworks display, visible from our room, we hit the sack for a night of RWA dream. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

We're having trouble uploading photos to the blog (it takes forever) from the hotel connection so please pop over to PJ's facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pj.ausdenmore where she'll be adding pics to her RWA album each day.

More tomorrow!

6 comments:

  1. WOW!! Sounds like you're having a great time! Thanks SO much for sharing.

    PJ I checked out your photos and it's so great to see and the 'dishes' and all the authors. I have a huge smile on my face.

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  2. One day, one day, I'll make it. Sounds like a wonderful time Ladies.

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  3. Whoo Hoo Ladies I am loving these posts and the pictures keep having fun maybe one day I will there as well

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  4. Loving the posts, pics, and like Artemis, one day, one day, I hope to go too. I am reading A Kiss at Midnight now and have to say I want a fairy godmother that is over the top!

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  5. we circulated the room sporting our new fashion statement - hot pink tiaras!

    This made me giggle ... a much needed giggle! As I spent my morning having one “serious conversation” after another. Sigh…
    Where was I? Oh yes … tiaras! :)
    Please post some tiara pics!

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  6. I so wish I were there. At least for the signing if nothing else. I'll just sit here in Nashville and look at the pictures everyone is posting.

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